Mary Elizabeth (Pritchard) Beck


Mary Elizabeth (Pritchard) Beck, 94, of Bargersville, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

She was born July 13, 1921, in Hendricks County to William S. and Hazel (Stevens) Pritchard.

She married Ray W. Beck on Nov. 28, 1939, in Martinsville; he preceded her in death on March 8, 2001.

She was a graduate of Center Grove High School.

She was a member of Bluff Creek Christian Church in Greenwood.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Nila R. Beck Fisher of Bargersville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Russell W. Beck in 2002; three brothers, William Pritchard, Ronald Pritchard, and an infant brother; three sisters, Wilma Edwards, Rosanna Beck and Laverne Pritchard.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bluff Creek Cemetery in Greenwood.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 U.S. 31 South (Morton Street) in Franklin is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bluff Creek Christian Church, 6286 State Road 144, Greenwood, IN 46143.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 317-738-0202